Silver Bay, N.Y.:  60
Travis County, TX:  Chaetura Canyon  -  87 / 4
Texas City, TX:  12
Arlington, VA:  500  -  600
Austin, TX:  O'Henry Middle School  -  1
Joplin, MO:  North Middle School  -  62
Texas City, TX:  City Water Office  -  316
Roseburg, OR:   Pottery Shed Chimney  -  1 Vaux's
Roseburg, OR:   UACT Chimney  -  160 Vaux's
Kearney, MO:  Junior High school  - ~ 1000
Delaware, OH:  Natl. Guard Armory  -  136 / 206 / 248

Marietta, GA:  Residential Chimney  -  11
Carlsile, PA:  Residential Chimney  -  10
Texas City, TX:  299
Georgetown, IN:  Georgetown Elem. School  -  ~2300
Gloucester, VA:  Small Brick Chimney  -  62
Catonsville, MD:  Catonsville High School  -  408 / 200
Bethel, ME:  500
Brampton, Ontario:  Old Stone Mill Chimney  -  33
Ellicott City, MD:  Large Brick Chimney ~ 800
Lexington, SC: Intermediate School Chimney  -  220
Mississauga, Ontario:  21
Houston, TX:  Old incinerator / elem. School  -  109

Catonsville, MD:  Catonsville High School  -  408 / 200
Austin, TX:  St. Austin's Church  -  152
Bartlett, TN:  Bartlett High School  -  0
Travis County, TX:  Chaetura Canyon  -  87 / 90 / 79
Jonestown, TX:  Old Concrete Cistern  -  1119
Vermillion, SD:  Heating Plant Smoke Stack  -  360
Unity, ME:  Unity Elem. School Adm. Building  -  10
Atlanta, GA:   Private Residence  -  6 / 2
Baltimore, MD:  Freestate Bookbindery  -   733
Baltimore, MD:  Florence Crittenton Home Ext.  - 225
Pittsburg, KS:  Westside Elem. school  -  300-400
Corpus Christi, TX:  Blucher Park  -  5
Staunton, VA:  462, 223, 50
Pittsburg, KS:  industrial brick chimney  -  ~300
Bethlehem, PA:  2 brick chimneys  -  ~500
Pittsburg, KS:  3 closely located chimneys  -  ~1000
Vermillion, SD:  U of S. Dakota  -  72, 290, 140
Milwaukee, WI:  +100
Racine, WI:  220
Bertram, TX:  30  -  50 foraging
Richland Center, WI:  downtown chimneys  -  15, 4
Warrenton, VA:  brick chimney  - ~200
Vernonia, OR:  the old Joy Theatre  -  155 Vaux's
Baltimore, MD:  the Mill Center  -  2723
Pittsburg, KS:  500, 1000, 120, 45
Tenino, WA:  one story business chimney  -  70 Vaux's
Kerrville, TX:  large, round flue  -  +600
Kerrville, TX:  Schreiner University  -  180
Jonestown, TX:  The Old Cistern  -  1490
Travis County, TX:  Chaetura Canyon  - 189
Driftwood, TX:  wooden Chimney Swift Tower  -  235

Ft. Walton Beach, FL:  Residence  -  79, 99, 82
Clarksburg, WV:  90 year old residence  -  18
Gloucester, VA:  small brick chimney  -  190, 163
Roseburg, OR:  Pottery Chimney  -  1 Vaux's
Southern Pines, NC:  Southern Pines Elem.  -  650, 600
Ellicott City, MD:  Miller Brothers Chevrolet  -  460
Windsor, NC:  4 story chimney  -  1000 to 1250
Delaware, OH:  Zion United Church of Christ  -  375
Spartanburg, SC:  two chimneys  -  678, 81
Memphis,TN:  100-125 ft tall chimney
  -  1667
Austin, TX:  Brentwood Elementary  -  121
Racine, WI:  Brick Chimney  -  306
Durham, NC:  Church Chimney  -  137
Attalla, Al:  63
Beaver Falls, PA:  Residential Chimney  -  ~100
Texas City, TX:  275, 309, 512, 578

Austin, TX:  AFL-CIO Building  -  ~1100
Memphis, TN:  Bartlett High School  -  350
Romeo, MI:  Comm. School Adm. Bldg.  -  182, 210
Carthage, NC:  Union Pines High School  -  52
Oxford, OH:  Miami University  -   2923, 3112, 2933
Tyler, TX:   Borden's Milk Plant  -  700
Lexington, SC:  intermediate school chimney  -  255
Lexington, SC:  Lexington County Museum  -  41
Staunton, VA:  Residential Chimney  -  +225
Kearney, MO:  Junior High School  -  3000
Austin, TX:  Becker Elementary School  -  ~300
Joplin, MO:  North Middle School  -  1633
Athens, GA:   Residential Chimney   -  47, 89
Jonestown, TX:  the Old Cistern  -  ~1885
Travis County, TX: Chaetura Canyon "Castle"  -  128
Saint Joseph, MO:  Huffman Memorial Church  -  14
Lewiston, ID:  Aband. Boiler Chimney  -  125 Vaux's
Winston-Salem, NC:  Wake Forest University  -  300
Rochester, WI:  Rochester Library  -  48 - 260
Union Grove, WI:  Elem. School Chim. -  206  -  600
Burlington, WI:  Old Manufacturing Chimney  -  265
Burlington, WI:  Warehouse Chimney  -  ~550, 298
Burlington, WI:  Residential Chimney  -  95
Burlington, WI:  Appliance Store Chimney  -  525
East Troy, WI:  Old Manufacturing Chimney  -  +20
East Troy, WI:  Residential Chimney  -  48
Mukwonago, WI:  Old Store Chimney  -  5
Texas City, TX:  +300
Tarrant Count, TX:  Residential Chimney  -  10
Joplin, MO:  North Middle School  -  3000
Abita Springs, La:  Chimney Swift tower  -  ~500
Bellaire, TX: Nature Discovery CHSW Tower  -  29
Driftwood, TX:  Chimney Swift Tower  -  216
Travis County, TX:  Chaetura Canyon "Castle"  - 225
Joplin, MO:  1770

GUIDELINES

Locate a Chimney Swift or Vaux's Swift roost in your area.
On one night over the weekend of
August 13, 14, 15,
and / or
September 10, 11, 12
you observe the roost starting about 30 minutes before dusk and estimate the number of swifts that enter.
When you have your number, contact us with your results.


Please include the following:


  • Number of  swifts counted
  • Time (and time zone)
  • Date
  • Location
  • Address: city, state/province
  • Broad description of the site, e.g. school, warehouse, residence, Chimney Swift Tower, etc.
  • Weather conditions may also be reported.

Email Us!

We will continue to update the results through the end of September.

Thank you for your support of
Chimney Swift conservation.
We look forward to hearing from you!

Houston, TX:  Whole Foods Mkt.-  450
Overland Park, KS:  Church Chim.  -  207
Eaton, OH:  Residential Chimney  -  +50
Nashville, TN:  Elem. School  -  232, 46
Naples, TX:  Residential  -  3 to 78

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